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FOX
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
in washington today over the price tag of high-speed rail, the republicans push to stop the project. >> john mcafee is pleading for help. the unusual turn of events today in the case of the tech founder wanted for questions in his neighbor's death. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. >>> california's high-speed rail is underthe microscope on capitol hill. they defended the plan while others said our state should pull the plug. >> reporter: californi
FOX
Dec 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
, the president and top lawmakers are leaving washington, d.c. for the holiday. before he left for hawaii president obama issued a stern request to congressional leaders to approve legislation before the end of the year. >> once this legislation has agreed to i expect democrats and republicans to get back to washington and have it pass both chambers. i will immediately sign that legislation into law before january 1st of next year. >> the president was referring to legislation that would prevent a middle class tax hike and would protect unemployment insurance. he spoke after talking by phone with house speaker john boehner and meeting with senate majority leader. >>> the dow industrials dropped 120 points. the nasdaq fell 29. we also saw a number of conflicting economic reports that experts say suggests the economy is not sure where it's going top our consumer editor tom vacar is in san francisco's financial district with some explanations. >> reporter: there are two winds. those that are blowing and the much more important economic cross winds. for the overall economy most critica
FOX
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
loophole. >> reporter: a new grass roots it group sent a delegation to washington tuesday to meet with the brady campaign to prevent gun violence and families of victims of the 1999 shooting at columbine high school. >> these people here before you because they refuse to be statistics. they don't want it to happen to the rest of you. >> reporter: more details have emerged. connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot in the head four times while she slept. adam lanza is believed to have shot himself in the head. in newtown, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the national rifle association broke its silence with a statement about the killings. the group said that nra members were quote, shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders. the nra has said it's offering meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. >> bay area state senator introduced a bill that would close major loopholes in california's assault weapons ban. the bill is similar to one last year that prohibits semiautomatic weapons. it will req
FOX
Dec 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
couples tie the knot in washington state and we'll take you to their ceremonies. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts like now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> hello again everyone i'm heather holmes display day long search off the waters near vallejo has failed to turn up any sign of a missing man of the a coast guard search team and local law enforcement agencies combed the area near mare island. jade hernandez. >> reporter: vallejo police are in charge of this investigation and they have called off the search tonight and will reassess tomorrow if they crime scene back out to the water. i want it you to take a good look at this man's photo. he is 6'1, about 210 pounds with hazel eyes and has surgery scars on his forearm and chest. vallejo police immediately called the solano county dive rescue team after mattingly's son said he was last seen on mare island. first thing this morning his family contacted police. >> it has yet to be determined if anyone has fallen in the water, but in an abundance of caution we're trying to utilize all the
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
and congressional leaders are cutting their vacation short to be back in washington but it's not clear whether a last-minute deal can be reached. >> i don't want to go over the cliff. >> middle class people will have their taxes go up an average of $2,000 a career and we should start making meaningful reform on the debt. >> there's talk about a smaller deal by harry reid that would prevent tax increases on those earning less than $250,000. >>> starbucks has come up with a democratic way for people to send a message to washington. the coffee giant is asking the stores to write the words come together on all drinks served tomorrow and friday. >>> well, they invested in a finance company owned by a now infamous baltimore insurance pitch man. now that hal katz business has gone belly up, they're out of luck. investigators continue digging into the story we first brought you in october. some lost college funds, life savings after funding one of katz' companies. >> it's not just a miss proargs of money -- misappropriation of money but a lack of trust. >> how many millions are missing.
FOX
Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
victims in connecticut including several ministers from washington, d.c. area churches. nancy pelosi issued a statement today it said in part, no words can comfort the loved ones of those brutety taken from us today. all americans share our prayers and our grief over the horrifying events that took place today. john sasaki is heading to connecticut, he will be reporting live starting tomorrow. >>> reporting news at the peninsula, that's where three people have been killed in a fatal crash. the highway patrol says that about two hours ago a volkswagen swerved and struck a lexus sedan that was parked in the median. news chopper two is doing a good job of showing us the massive back up this accident has caused we know that four lanes have been shut down. that leaves just the far right lane the slow lane for all that traffic to squeeze by. at this point lanes are not expected to reopen until 07 clock. as you can see here traffic there is at a crawl. >>> the images are heartbreaking and hard to ignore but how do you explain to your child what happened in connecticut today? what one
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
night to accommodate couples. >> in washington same sex couples can ally for license -- apply for licenses. this couple was the first in line. >> to be number one, it's really humbling. i think of all the people who have worked very hard and looked forward to this day. i hope they realize we're just a symbol. >> the couple has been together for 35 years. they have to wait three more days before they're technically married. they require a three-day waiting period. >>> a quick thinking police officer comes to the aid of a student. >>> kate middleton out of the hospital tonight but she's in the out of the woods yet. why the duchess could face more challenges. >> a store that's been a staple is closing its doors, why the owners say it's time to do. >>> women who have lumpectomies may not need as much radiation as previous thought. it row moves the tumor. patients then receive radiation for five weeks. a new study says shorter term treatment may be just has good. scientists followed almost 4500 women for 10 years. those who received three weeks of radiation in slightly bigger dose had
FOX
Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
report from washington, d.c. on where the new protections would apply. >> reporter: after 8 years of trying to get more protection for the water and wildlife, california lawmakers have the support to get it done. no awe -- u.s. national oceanic and atmospheric administration is working to get it done. >> they are going to hear from the people who live and work in sonoma county and along the coast and they are going to know the people that live there want it. >> the expansion could stretch from bodega bay to alder creek and off shore drilling will be banned. >> drill, drill, baby, drill. why, baby, why? when we have a strong economy and so many jobs that are related to beautiful coast line. >> reporter: on top of protecting endangered species, this makes economic sense. >> it will preserve half a million jobs and 36 billion in economic activity. >> reporter: getting approval for the expansion could take up to two years. but they are hopeful. she says it is the perfect retirement gift. >> this you can see and touch and i am so proud. >>> there will be three public meetings. the first i
FOX
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
expires december 31st unless washington extends it again. it will allow homeowners to not pay a federal tax. >> according to realty track, short sales were up 33% ending september 30th over the same period a year ago. >>> some good news for crab fishermen. their dispute is now over. rob roth tells us what they finally agreed on that lets them take their boats out to sea. rob. >> reporter: well frank, here at fisherman's wharf, fishermen are working in the dark getting their boats ready, they are going back to work. crab fishermen are getting ready, many are loading squid on to their boats to use as crab bait. some told us they expect to head out after midnight. >> i'm happy that we're going out to make some money finally. >> reporter: crab fishermen in san francisco stopped fishing last week when wholesalers said they were dropping the price. but today the wholesalers agreed to the $3 price and crab fishing is back on. >> it's all about the price. we can't fish for less than $3 a pound on this crab. and they got enough orders to put us back to work so we're going to go back to work. >>
FOX
Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
washington today lawmakers said it was embarrassing and unacceptable that some voters had to wait in line 8 8 hours last month. they looked at problems voters faced. they said it made registration harder for majorities. republicans defended the changes. >> hyundai is recalling 1300 cars because the sun roofs can shatter. the sun roofs on the 2012 models may have been weakened during assembly. they say the sun roof can shatter while the car is moving. separately 4500 are being recalled because of failing parking breaks. >>> coming up in 2 minutes the latest on the investigation into the freeway shooting that shut down a freeway for an hour today. >> the push is on in the north bay to outlaw a gardening tool, why this man is leading the charge and the large support he is getting. >>> a freway shut down af
FOX
Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
in washington. the man slipped out of his harness. a co-worker held on to the man till firefighters arrive. they got a ladder to him and he climbed down to safe. >>> three people in indiana entered a plea of not guilty. they are held on charges of murder and arson for a blast that destroyed 5 homes and damaged dozens more. prosecutors say they planned the explosion to collect an insurance payment. >>> instagram has been hit with the first lawsuit over his proposal to change its terms of services. in a lawsuit filed on friday a user leveled breach of contract and other claims against the company. they say they believe the complaint is without merit and will fight it. last week they said they were backing down from a plan to change how users photos can be used. >>> a unique special delivery rolls out, a bay area holiday tradition where the main stop is san quentin prison. >> back here, we got the latest model, fog for the morning and showers for your holiday, when they get here and how long they will last. w do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful e
FOX
Dec 2, 2012 5:00pm PST
. why officials were planning to evacuate. >> the fiscal cliff continues in washington. how republicans are reacting to the latest statement. >> and the struggle for susan rice was lawmakers continue to attack her statements about benghazi. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. >>> knack now to our storm watch coverage. this was round three. ktvu's matt keller is live in
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
letting members stay home with no deal in sight. > we are here in washington working while the members of the house of representatives are out watching movies, watching the kids play soccer and basketball. he seems to care more about keeping his speaker ship than keeping the nation on firm financial footing. >> reporter: the speaker's office responded, the senator should talk less and legislate more. the house has already passed legislation to avoid the entire fiscal cliff. democrats have not. the president returned to washington today for a last minute push before leaving vacation in hawaii he had separate phone talks with congressional leaders but it's not clear that those talks helps. washington's failure to avoid the cliff threatens to undermine the recovery as americans face big tax hikes, adding to the mess the treasurey department is warning that the government will soon be unable to pay its bills. the house republican leaders say they will take action on whatever bill the senate can pass but the senate must act first. abc news washington. >> now for more on the fiscal cliff and
FOX
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
washington bureau reporter macfarlane found after digging into pub records >> reporter: he orchestrated an outrageously wasteful party in vegas on taxpayers dime. 800,000 spent on expensive food, entertainment including clowns and a mind reader. jeef neely was even photographed there with a hot tub and a wine glass overlooking the city. after the scandal was sauer suh fased and -- surfaced and he was suspended, he kept collecting pay. >> what would we do in the private sector? answer it, we wouldn't put him on leave with pay. we would put him on leave without pay until we find out what was wrong. >> reporter: a separate report found 84 employees under investigation by internal watch dogs at the general services administration collected a whopping $1 million in bonus pay over the past four years. including one worker probed for, quote, abusive authority who snatched $38,000 in taxpayer funded bonuses. but taxpayer watchdogs say congress itself is the biggest rewarder of potential misconduct. >> being in congress gives you not just a golden parachute, you get a platinum one. >> reporter:
FOX
Dec 16, 2012 5:00pm PST
washington, i'm bret baier, we're just minutes away from president obama speaking in newtown, connecticut as the nation joins that community in mourning after the killing of 26 people inside sandy hook, elementary school, 20 of them children, ages six and seven years old. speaking now, connecticut governor dan malloy, who will introduce president obama. let's listen in. >> to survive that which has befallen this community, these families, these spouses. that which has happened and is unimaginable and unthinkable and was never, we thought, intended to be visited upon us here in connecticut or in newtown, or in sandy hook. i choose to think about the fact that in the coming days we will officially enter winter. and that is always to be followed by the spring. let me assure you that in winter each time i see the beginning of a snowfall, i will be thinking of those 27 souls lost just a few days ago. each time the day gets a little longer, i will think and dream of the lives that might have been and the lives that were so full of grace. and when the flowers start to come out of th
FOX
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
six marijuana plants. it also became legal in washington state last week. the majority of americans want the government to respect state laws allowing marijuana use. 64% of those asked said the government should allow marijuana use where it is legal. and according to the marijuana policy project lawmakers in four states, maine, v., new hampshire and rhode island plan to legalize american. >>> quake struck northwest of in donesia, it measured 7.1. there were no reports of major damage or injuries. >>> our weather was spectacular. >> weekend too. weather was insane for this time of year. we don't expect temperatures in the upper 60s but that is what we got. things are changing around. we have the live radar sweeps going. nothing showing now. as we get into, yeah, next 36 hours we will see green on here. come in close. san francisco, richmond, beautiful out there. no fog. it is one of the prettier nights. beautiful sun sets as well. cloud free long the avenues. that is how it will stay for a lital while and -- little while and then the clouds move in as we move forward. the clouds will
FOX
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
washington, d.c. this morning. he was called to pass a scaled back agreement to keep taxes from going up. the senate went back into session today. leaders accused each other of standing in the way of a deal. >> you can't legislate with yourself. we have nobody to work with. compromise. >> republicans aren't about to write a blank check just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> the house will convene on sunday. republicans already refused to take a vote on speaker of the house john speaker of the house john boehner's plan. with no deal in the works you are likely to see a smaller pay check. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar joins us to detail what it will cost taxpayers. >> reporter: indeed, more than a cliff for some. >> reporter: for more and more americans, the fiscal cliff is being viewed as a failure of government. >> they are on vacation, doing whatever they are doing. they don't care. >> i just don't think they will ever come to an agreement. both parties are so far apart that there is no common ground. >> reporter: if you make between 50-60,000 deal, taxes go u
FOX
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
washington approved gay marriage just last month. there are 31 states where it is specifically banned. north carolina is the most recent state where voters went to the polls to ensure they wouldn't occur there. >> the ruling is going effect nows of couples in the bay area. we talked to a couple waiting to get married. >> countless thousands of gay couples have watched this case move into the legal system but few thought it would go to the supreme court so soon. >> long time partners tom and jeff stayed glue to their computer monitors all morning. >> either the prop eight or the doma. >> devoted to this. >> despite all of their research r search they did not expect that the supreme court would take up this case. >> we tend to believe that the supreme court is cautious and there are reasons they could have left the case alone. >> we were hoping that the supreme court wouldn't take the prop eight-case in which case, we could get married pretty soon, but it just means more waiting. >> we are pay -- paying our dues. we've been toyed with a little bit, yes, no, up down. i'm going to look at
FOX
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> it mimics the worse bureaucracy in washington d.c. >> reporter: in one case they used the cash reimbursement for a hotel stay in las vegas. one used the cash inside a casino. only $20,000 in incorrect travel by workers. but they don't have the safeguard in place to prevent future scheming. >> reporter: they are changing their policies to prevent workers from snapping money. there have been 213,000 tickets just for postal office workers in the past 18 months. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the school day and the school year are about to get longer for some students. 10 school districts in 5 states plan to add 300 hours starting next fall. it is an effort to help under performing students. california is not involved in the experiment. it is colorado, connecticut a massachusetts, new york and tennessee. >>> san francisco school kids are on the verge of getting healthier lunches. the san francisco school district says revolution foods submitted the low bid to supply the meals. they are set to vote on the deal december 11. revolution foods claims all of its meals are cooked precdaily. --
FOX
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
will be allowed to wed. in november, voters in maine, washington and maryland all approved same-sex marriage. >>> new details on a brutal homicide. the possible motive on a case where the victims were left in the middle of a street. >>> there are already several reservoirs overflowing because of the recent storms and now more rain is on the way. we'll show you if there are any reasons to be concerned. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> there's a case of two people found bound and gagged in a san francisco street has taken yet another strange turn. one man died and another wa
FOX
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
in washington. >> like many families, i don't have any other place to cut right now so we're here to stand up and make sure that our voices are heard. >> the group also delivered signed petitions urging congress to end the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. >>> representatives from huns of charities have descended on capitol hill in an effort to dlsh there has been talk of capping the deduction but nonprofit leaders say they're afraid if the government limits the deduction people would drastically cut back on their donation. >> that means there will be less opportunity for people to be fed. there will be less nights of care provided for those who are homeless. there will be less service for disaster situations. >> some republican pros pose limiting all itemized tax deductions, but president obama wants to increase tax rates for the wealthiest 2% of americans instead. >>> government regulators are taking action against a baby recliner company. the consumer product safety commission filed a complaint against pennsylvania-based baby matters to stop the sale of the nap nanny. four infant dea
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
washington have to do their jobs. >> ama: top senate republican mitch mcconnell arrived on capitol hill. >> we work hard to see if we can get there in the next 24. i'm hopeful and optimistic. >> ama: senate leaders hope to have a bill to vote on by sunday. the house returns to washington sunday evening and could vote on the senate version. >> ahead, demands for justice in india. a woman dies of a brutal attack there. how the nation is standing up in support of her. >>> also, a lawyer says he is going to sue for millions in the connecticut school tragedy. why he claims he is taking legal action. >>> we did have some sunshine today, and but chilly temperatures, sunshine, and rain >> ama: six men in india could face the death penalty if convict of murder charges filed in a rape case that sparked international outrage. six men being charged hours after the woman died. she was gang-rain raped and beaten on a bus in new new dehli fearly two weeks ago. the case has created protests for greater protection for women >> supposed to go out at night. >> ama: some women say it's not uncommon to hear
ABC
Dec 22, 2012 5:00pm PST
. president obama said if a deal hasn't been reached he would be returning to washington after christmas. >>> a big political shakeup in egypt as eship sans -- egyptians went to the polls. two top government officials resigned. and the vice-president's departure was expected. he says with his background as a judge, politics doesn't suit him. and state television says egypt's val bank governor has resigned but did not say i would. >> for the first time in 15 years you can get a whopper in france. burger king opened a restaurant at marseille airport. the burger king closed its 39 french restaurants in 1997 because they weren't profitable. burger king plans to open another restaurant in france next year. >>> ahead, what was different this year at san francisco glide's holiday toy giveaway. >> merry christmas. >> and santa teams up with a new sidekick to help keep the season merry for local children in need. >>> let's look outside out our weather. a little break in the rain right now. leigh glaser has the forecast after you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist chri
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
washington. david lee and seth curry stretching their legs or racing. don't worry. curry continues his hot hand. thompson knocking down threes. warriors led 28-21 after one quarter. landry providing offense off the bench. we'll have complete highlights at 6:00. >> second round of greg norman's shootout. a little rain in indianapolis. -- naples. peterson, tied at 15-under. 13th hole, sean hoe pair -- season o'hair for the french. the they're the leaders at 19-under and we will have your heisman trophy winner at 6:00. >> next time you're at the airport if you miss your flight airport if you miss your flight connection you could make a love you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to b
CBS
Dec 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
next week. >> washington leaders leave hort holidays and leave a "fiscal cliff" compromise on -- leave for the holidays and leave a "fiscal cliff" compromise on hold. what's left to find common ground with only days to make a deal. >> a milestone for california's jobless. the new number and where unemployment is still double the national average. >> an annual pampering for the mom. ,,,,,,,, president and congress are headed home for vacation. t president did offer a finala for a resolution... cbs repr >>> 10 days until the country falls off the "fiscal cliff." washington is going home for christmas. tara mergener on the president's parting thoughts. >> reporter: president obama called on house speaker john boehner to come back to the negotiating table to avoid the "fiscal cliff." >> as of today, i am still ready and willing to get a comprehensive package done. >> reporter: the house did not even vote on speaker john boehner's proposed plan b because it didn't win enough republican support. >> good morning, everyone. >> reporter: the speaker says the ball is in the president's court. >>
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
tribute to a groundbreaking astronaut. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a new offer and some new optimism in washington that so-called fiscal cliff may b tara mergener o >>> those are nice holiday numbers. how about this? a new offer and new optimism in washington. the so-called "fiscal cliff" may be avoided. cbs reporter tara mergener on the talks pushing forward at the highest levels. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner refused to answer questions after meeting with president obama today-to- discuss the "fiscal cliff." >> any updates, mr. speaker? >> reporter: after weeks of deadlocks between the white house and congressional republicans, boehner changed course on friday. he is now offering to support tax increases for households making more than $1 million a year in exchange for a trillion dollars in spending cuts to entitlement programs like medicare and medicaid. >> the president has always said that part of this is revenue and part is spending cuts and he is willing to make tough choices. >> reporter: boehner is also offering to increase the federal debt receiving for a year which allows the
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
this weekend ready to negotiate with the president. danielle nottingham, cbs news washington. >>> a car can't be registered at the dmv. turning buyers and sellers into big losers. >>> when it comes to early december weather, does it get any better than this? if you're a fan of sunshine, we will talk about the prospect of sunshine over weekend and take a look at the state's snow pack. >>> it was 71 years ago but feels like yesterday for one bay area veteran. how he survived the attack on pearl harbor. >> those bullets will kill you. i had to dive off the ship to keep from being killed. ,,,,,, without their cars or their money. cbs5 consumerwatch >>> an auto dealership has vanished leaving dozens of customers without their cars or their money. cbs 5's consumer watch reporter julie watts on the does he recall ship that unexpectedly closed up shop under the cover of darkness. >> the business is gone along with the cars. >> a to truck came in and took the cars. >> also missing, their money. >> sunnyva le motor coarse has disappeared leave -- cars has disappeared. >> it is theft. >> todd pars
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
to washington to deal with, you guessed it the "fiscal cliff." so far, nobody knows if any significant strides towards a compromise have been made. no negotiations have been scheduled. lawmakers now have less than a week to figure out a deal. the senate is due in session tomorrow. the house has no plans to convene. >>> a weak holiday shopping report to blame for today's wall street losses. all three indices down. >>> also not so great, retail sales. mastercard says americans ended up spending just 0.7% more on holiday gifts this year than last. the worst numbers since 2008, all this is a surprise since analysts were expecting up to 4% increase in sales. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman found the after-christmas sales aren't so hot either, at least at union square. >> reporter: the sales are good. people just aren't buying. i was at union square earlier. the place was empty. not like sagebrushes were going down the street. i went away for a couple of hours, the place is packed now. so the retailers got to hope these people are buying stuff because they need a post- christmas mir
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
in oakland, i'm da lin, cbs 5. >>> in washington, it's coming down to the wire. only five days until we go tumbling over the "fiscal cliff." president obama is supposed to meet with congressional leaders tomorrow. cbs reporter danielle nottingham is in washington and danielle, how's it looking? >> reporter: well, elizabeth, there was not a lot of optimism on capitol hill today. both senate leaders admitting that congress is facing a hard deadline while at the same time, blaming each other for not having a deal in place by now. president obama cut short his holiday vacation and returned to the white house to work on a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff." before flying home from hawaii, the president called congressional leaders nancy pelosi, john boehner, mitch mcconnell and harry reid to reach agreements before tax hikes and spending cuts kick in january 1. >> we have been asking the president and the democrats to work with us on a bipartisan agreement for months. >> i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> reporter: the senate majority leader wants house republicans to return f
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
putting faith in washington. the dow lost 158 points today. its five-day losing streak is the longest since july. the nasdaq and s&p 500 also closed down. >>> police pulled over a bmw for speeding. but before the officer could walk up to write the ticket, the driver floored it and tried to get away. moments later, the bmw slammed into another car a few blocks away from bishop o'dowd high school. cbs 5 reporter da lin tells us an innocent person was killed because of another's recklessness. >> reporter: it started at 98th and bancroft. two chp officers patrolling the streets of oakland pulled over a bmw for speeding. the driver initially stopped but once the officers got out of their car, investigators say the bmw sped away. less than a mile away, the chp says the driver of the silver bmw m6 broadsided a black lincoln on 98th avenue. the impact killed a passenger in the sedan. investigators say the woman was in her early 20s. four other people inside the lincoln suffered from minor to serious injuries. witnesses say the impact could be heard from blocks away. >> a big noise. boom. >> r
CBS
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
danielle nottingham has the latest from washington. >> president obama's public campaign to steer clear of the fiscal cliff took him to a diesel engine planted detroit. >> if congress doesn't act soon, meaning in the next few weeks, starting on january first, everybody's going to see their income taxes go up. >> private face to face talks were revised this weekend when house speaker boehner went over to the white house. neither side is releasing details about the conversation, but taxes are still the big sticking point. >> i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me get to keep all our tax break. >> while republicans have adamantly opposed raising taxes, now some are considering it if democrats agree to social security and medicare changes. republicans were disappointed with the proposed spending cuts in the president's first offer which do not include changes to entitlement programs. >> we have got to do something about the spending. an obsession to raise taxes is not going to solve the problem. >> advocates for seniors want social sec
CBS
Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
promising that this time washington won't just talk about it. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on his call to action. >> reporter: it is a promise and says it's divergence for this president. before the connecticut school shooting he was usually generally neutral about anything related to the second amendment. today he not only called for action, he even gave a deadline for results and he wants some answers by january. >> we may never know all the reasons why this tragedy happened. we do know that every day since, more americans have died of gun violence. >> reporter: five days after the sandy hook shooting in newtown, president obama says our country needs more than gun control. we need a solution to stop the violence. that's why he is creating a new interagency task force led by vice president joe biden. >> this is not some washington commission. this is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside. this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. >> reporter: muc
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
night near 6th and washington. police tell us the officer wasn't seriously hurt but the driver could face charges. >>> a geyser of water shooting out of this fire hydrant closed a main entrance to the bay bridge this morning. san francisco police say a driver slammed into the fire hydrant at folsom and essex. apparently the man didn't stop as police tried to pull him over. he was taken to the hospital and then arrested. >>> oakland has failed to reform its police department. even though it worked out a deal avoid a full federal takeover, it has become the first in the nation to surrender part of its command to a court-appointed compliance director. cbs 5 reporter da lin on what happens next. >> that agreement in my opinion is going to be absolutely worse for the oakland police department to be able to function. >> reporter: oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan did not want to talk about the partial federal takeover. but councilman ignacio de la fuente says the arrangement creates too many restrictions on police officers to fight crime. >> police got have the a
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
campaigning. how politicians are lobbying for your support and how it's changing the game had washington. ,,,,,, mcafee is in miami. he arrived there about 45 minus ago. earlier today, he was released from a detention cr in guatemala city -- surroud >>> antivirus software founder john mcafee is in miami arriving there 45 minutes ago. he was released from a detention center in guatemala city surrounded by police and reporters. guatemala says it is expelling mcafee for entering the country illegally. he sneaked in from neighboring belize where he is wanted for questioning in the death of his neighbor. it's not clear whether u.s. officials will hold him on behalf of authorities in belize. >>> well, you might think that residents with the least amount of trash to be picked up would get the lowest rate increase if they get one at all. but in san carlos, that's not the case. cbs 5 reporter don ford explains why they are paying more. >>> reporter: trash day in san carlos, cans lined up. starting january new rates are going up. but not everyone gets the same rate increase. smaller cans get a lar
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
. those injured in mass shootings and families of victims were in washington, d.c. to press lawmakers on new restrictions. one father whose son survived the sandy hook shooting says it's time for action. >> we need to make this society safer if not for us, let's make it safer for our kids. >> we heard from the national rifle association today for the first time sinc the shooting. they said out of respect for the families and a matter of common decency we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. the nra says it's prepared to offer meaningful contributions to the renewed gun debate. cbs 5 reporter grace lee is live in hayward with a look at how bay area mayors are taking on guns. grace. >>> reporter: we came here to hayward to meet with the state treasurer phil lockyer and what we learned is that california had invested millions of dollars into a gun manufacturer the same gun manufacturer who made the firearm used in newtown connecticut. well, that has since been remedied but this is one of just several political maneuvers, one to distan
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
i'm looking forward to it. we have in washington i think in january we have a meeting of the mayors so we're both looking forward to that. >> reporter: yeah. whatever happened to the days of, you know, cracked crab and wine and cheese and hanging out at good restaurants? i guess it was a good cause. here's the story behind the story. the rumor was that both these guys have mustaches and the lose we're have to shave his moustache. you can see today that mayor bing and mayor lee both had their mustaches. i'm thinking they chickened out. there's always next year. go giants! we'll have more after this. ,, oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- because we know how much you do to make the holidays just right. from ornaments to ottomans, memories are made wi
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Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
"fiscal cliff" talks in washington. the dow fell nearly 75, nasdaq down 22, s&p down 9. >>> it's a very, very special beer. it's being released in the world for the first and probably only time. >> hundreds lined up for an 85- dollar six-pack of beer. the reason this rare monk-made beer has final made its way to the just and they are easy to give but not necessarily easy to receive. the gift card glitch at one major retailer that has some complaining they can't cash in. >> mother nature is going to cash in with some rainfall coming up over the next couple of days but that's not the only change. did you think it was chilly outside this morning? wait until you see the lows coming up tonight. we have some frost advisories to talk about. but clear skies right now. we'll have live look at your forecast in five minutes. ,,,,,,,,,,,, well, now some macy's gift d recipients are getting a surprise when they try to rm their >>> this is the time of year we buy and give gift cards. some macy card recipients are getting a surprise when they try to redeem their presents. as cbs 5 consumerwatch r
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Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
building in washington, d.c. the flag is at half-staff for the people killed in connecticut today all those children especially. we are about to hand it over to scott pelley for a special hour long edition of "cbs evening news." we're back at 6:30. more on today's tragedy in connecticut. the question people across the nation are asking tonight, as you watch television, you read the news, how do you begin to comprehend the unthinkable? thanks for watching us this half hour. a special hour-long "cbs evening news" is next. we'll leave you with images from a vigil held in the nation's capital. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> i don't understand how somebody could hurt innocent children. i just don't get that. what did those poor babies do to you? that's the hard part. >> there was 20 parents that were just told that their children are dead. >> it's a tragedy. it's a tragic scene. >> pelley: it is a tragedy for the nation. a gunman opened fire in a connecticut kindergarten. >> beautiful little kids between the ages of five and ten years old >> pelley: more
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